Altoona, IA
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Crystal L. - Seeking Work in Altoona

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 13 years of experience babysitting and nannying. I have also done in home care with children and adults (with and without special needs). I have given baths, feedings, cooking, cleaning, traveling, laundry, helped with dressing, oral care, health care, reading, teaching children things, one on one time with children with and with out special needs, and I have also taken children on field trips.
Jaystan B. - Seeking Work in Altoona

8.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I work really well with children, taken a class about children development, I can work flexible shifts and i’m almost always available. I typically would work summers and after school since I’m a high school student, but times can vary.
Andrea V. - Seeking Work in Altoona

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked at 2 childcare places in the past, I am currently working full time with children and families of Iowa, in their child development center. I work with 3 year olds and I am an assistant teacher. I have also nannied for a family of 3 girls, I can send you references, and I babysit a few times a week for a family with a 7 month old, and 3 year old. I have been with there family since before the baby was born and began watching her at 4 days old. I am also CPR certified
Lisa F. - Seeking Work in Altoona

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I'm a 44 year old woman who's entering the empty nest phase of life. I have a 17 yo son and a 21 yo daughter. I have homeschooled them for 15 years. I'm new to nannying but I have much experience working with kids. I worked at a daycare when I was much younger. There I worked with children with Downs Syndrome and immediately fell in love with them. Eventually, naming my son after a special little boy. Over the last 20years, I have worked in many children programs mostly through our church. I was head of the nursery for8 years. Helped in children's church, vacation bible school, and taught Sunday School. I am currently nannying part time for a family with 2 boys. I really enjoy it and would love to pick up another part time nannying job. I am available anytime Saturday-Monday and evenings anytime after 3pm. I have a new and reliable car and am happy to pick up and drop off your kids if necessary. I'm looking for a family with kids who want to do fun things with such as go to the park, zoo, science center, bowling, or whatever else you can think of. I love babies and kids of all ages.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Altoona, PA?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Altoona’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Altoona Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Pennsylvania?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Altoona?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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